PSIR News2Notes Monthly Magazine [ December 2023 ]

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Krishna-Godavari basin

Mapping:   Source: IE  Context: The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has successfully initiated crude oil production from its KG-DWN-98/2 deep-sea project in the Krishna-Godavari basin off the east coast of India. This significant development, marked by delays and extensions, aims to bolster ONGC’s overall oil production, combating the decline in mature fields.  

DRDO anti-drone tech – Drone, Detect, Deter and Destroy (D4 System)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH   Context: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a comprehensive integrated anti-drone system, focusing on the detection, identification, and neutralization of drones. The anti-drone technology is designed to counter various types of drones, including micro drones, and is suitable for land borders. D4 system can …

ANEEL

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BUSINESS LINE   Context: Clean Core Thorium Energy, a Chicago-based company, has developed ANEEL (Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life), (named after India’s scientist, Dr Anil Kakodkar) –  a fuel that combines Thorium and High Assay Low Enriched Uranium (HALEU). ANEEL can be used in India’s existing Pressurized Heavy-Water …

Japanese Cultural practices and its use for Disaster Management

Content for Mains Enrichment:   Source: LM  Context:  A recent fire incident involving a Japan Airlines (JAL) Airbus A350 and a De Havilland Dash 8 turboprop aircraft at Haneda airport in Tokyo. Despite the severity of the incident, most passengers on the JAL aircraft survived, highlighting several factors contributing to their safety.   Factors Contributing …

India’s first high-resolution landslide susceptibility map

GS Paper  1  Syllabus: Geography/ Disaster Management   Source: TH  Context: IIT Delhi’s HydroSense Lab has created India’s first high-resolution landslide susceptibility map.   What is Landslide Susceptibility Mapping? Landslide Susceptibility Mapping involves creating maps that depict areas prone to landslides based on certain factors. For example, using data on past landslide events and factors …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 10 January 2024

  Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and …

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Isaac Newton

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Isaac Newton Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part …

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”  – Aristotle

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”  – Aristotle Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static …